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First aid at the range and in general public.

TugarTugar Senior MemberPosts: 2,221 Senior Member
I have carried basic supplies though it's been a few years. While watching "in range" on youtube (Ian McCollum from Forgotten Weapons and another guy), Ian caught shrapnel. It ended up being fairly non-serious but did need a doctor. 

Anyway, one of the guys had an ankle kit with shears, compression bandages, nitrile gloves, and a few other odds and ends. I thought what a good idea. 

Anyone carry something similar with them at all times other than the normal gun, cellphone, and knife?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FhFw86Xk7o
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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 16,917 Senior Member
    Yes...I carry a Blow Out kit in my truck...specifically geared for treating bullet/penetrating injuries.
    We also carry a medium sized jump kit for treating more generalized trauma...
    Both the wife and I are former medics...
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  • SpkSpk Senior Member Posts: 3,962 Senior Member
    edited December 2019 #3
    I was in Taft when we had a ND. Luckily, more than a few of us had blow out kits but the range itself was painfully unprepared. We had the good fortune of having a registered nurse there also.

    When the paramedics finally arrived (5-10 minutes later) all they did was examine the applied dressings and then just loaded him aboard the ambulance.
    Today I carry a fairly comprehensive kit suitable for many of the things that can happen. New shooters often look at me like I'm some kind of fatalistic oddball. I tell them to go online and read about the many negligent discharges and "accidents" that have happened in the past. It doesn't take long before those new shooters begin showing up with basic blowout kits or First Aid kits themselves. I remind them to seek out proper training in First Aid to use the kits and try to get CPR certified. Many of them do and it makes us all safer.
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  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 10,159 Senior Member
    Any good YouTube videos you guys can recommend on the proper use?
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  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 7,934 Senior Member
    When I hunt, I usually wear a back pack with a first aid kit and supplies.  Also, I learned the hard way that direct pressure can stop arterial bleeding, and came to the conclusion that a kotex pad can be used for more than its intended use.
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  • KMT2KMT2 Member Posts: 360 Member
    Jayhawker said:
    Yes...I carry a Blow Out kit in my truck...specifically geared for treating bullet/penetrating injuries.
    We also carry a medium sized jump kit for treating more generalized trauma...
    Both the wife and I are former medics...
    You never leave the medic Mafia! blood in Blood out there ya Dinosaur
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  • BamaakIIBamaakII Posts: 274 Member
    I have a kit in my emergency bag in the car.  Not extensive or capable of treating gun shots really but then neither am I..more then a basic I first aid kit but not going to perform major surgery.  One thing I put in for splatter is tweezers.  Had a guy get a chunk of lead embedded in his lip and until someone found some, nothing could really be done.  This was during a major match so I got on the radio to the match director and someone a couple bays over had some in her kit.  Guy bleed like a stuck pig when it was pulled out.  It was his wife shooting at the time.
  • SpkSpk Senior Member Posts: 3,962 Senior Member
    jbp-ohio said:
    Any good YouTube videos you guys can recommend on the proper use?
    Start here:



    Read a good book:

    If you still want more, check out your local Red Cross or Community College. I'm sure they'll be glad to help.



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  • AccipiterAccipiter New Member Posts: 885 Senior Member
    I keep a trauma kit.  I was also fortunate enough to take a 3 day course with an 18 delta medic.  Learned how to use what I carry in the kit.  Staying alive is more than just shooting.  I figure learning what to do after the shooting stops is just as important.
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